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quackhandle
8th June 2013, 14:40
Yesterday Family QH enjoyed a rather nice afternoon in the park, a wee picnic, ice cream, ride on the Carousel with the wee lad. Good family times.

Then on our arrival home, the wife spots the front door wide open. I rush in contemplating the worse but bizarrly there is nothing stolen, just the dog looking a bit worried in his crate.

We'd been gone over an hour. :eek Due to our parent spongy brains MrsQH nor I could remember who was last out and who forgot to shut/lock the door. Don't really care if I don't win the lottery now, as I have won my own. :emb

This goes down with jumping into the Thames drunk, in April, naked many moons ago: total stupidity but freakish luck that nothing bad came of it. Anyone care to top those?

qh

mudskipper
8th June 2013, 15:12
Yesterday Family QH enjoyed a rather nice afternoon in the park, a wee picnic, ice cream, ride on the Carousel with the wee lad. Good family times.

Then on our arrival home, the wife spots the front door wide open. I rush in contemplating the worse but bizarrly there is nothing stolen, just the dog looking a bit worried in his crate.

We'd been gone over an hour. :eek Due to our parent spongy brains MrsQH nor I could remember who was last out and who forgot to shut/lock the door. Don't really care if I don't win the lottery now, as I have won my own. :emb

This goes down with jumping into the Thames drunk, in April, naked many moons ago: total stupidity but freakish luck that nothing bad came of it. Anyone care to top those?

qh

I do that at least a couple of times a year. I've also left the gas on three times this year after cooking (although not gone out with it on). Amateur.

xoggoth
8th June 2013, 16:47
Not just you. Yesterday I couldn't find my front door key anywhere and couldn't be sure I hadn't left it in the lock and somebody hadn't nicked it. So this morning I had to rush into town to get a new lock, nearly £80. A short while ago I went to get my reading glasses out of the decorative brass pot on the window shelf and there it was. How it got in there I have no f* idea.

Oh well at least I now have a spare lock handy. Assuming I don't lose it!

northernladuk
8th June 2013, 16:48
Yep done the wide open door thing but that tends to be the kids more often than not. The one I hate is leaving the damn iron on all day after a rush job in the morning. Once left it on two days because it was in the spare room. Doh!

Archangel
8th June 2013, 17:29
I went on holiday for a week and left the front door open, the idiot postie had just chucked 1 weeks worth of mail onto the hall floor as well, why he didn't think to just pull the door shut I don't know.

Anyway, nothing untoward had occurred, and this was in Bradford.

Perhaps "they" had been in and decided all my stuff was shit.

quackhandle
8th June 2013, 20:44
I went on holiday for a week and left the front door open, the idiot postie had just chucked 1 weeks worth of mail onto the hall floor as well, why he didn't think to just pull the door shut I don't know.

Anyway, nothing untoward had occurred, and this was in Bradford.

Perhaps "they" had been in and decided all my stuff was tulip.

Jesus, a week! :eek:

qh

KentPhilip
9th June 2013, 01:05
In the olden times we could all leave our doors unlocked, and not have to worry.

Paddy
9th June 2013, 06:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBwqD1mTKK4

Old Hack
9th June 2013, 10:28
I once drove my wife to the train station, and on dropping her off, I went to buy a paper, and walked home, leaving the car unlocked with the keys in.

I had a great day. Took the paper down to the river and read it, then popped out, had a pint and pub lunch. Went home for a snooze. Phone went about 4pm, and the wife asked me where I went after I dropped her off, i said 'I went for a walk...', she then asked me what about the car....

Luckily the clampers got to the car before the thieves...

doodab
9th June 2013, 11:25
I once slept with some random girl I met off the interweb.






















Now I have 2 kids and a house.

Old Hack
9th June 2013, 11:32
I once slept with some random girl I met off the interweb.





You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to doodab again.



Hehehe














Now I have 2 kids and a house.[/QUOTE]

vetran
9th June 2013, 13:32
One mate decided against shagging a mates ex, my other mate did. He ended up doing the long walk to the clinic.

Was so drunk one night coming back from the pub and left the keys in the front door.

psychocandy
10th June 2013, 10:03
Current car has got keyless ignition. Basically, you press a button and as long as the keys are in the car it'll start (i.e. in your pocket).

So regularly think shite, forgot something. But now of course I can leave engine running and go back and unlock the front door. Engine keeps running no problem with the keys out of the car.

I'm going to do it one day. Leave the keys in lock, drive to office. Of course, car wont restart without the keys which will then be 10 miles away.

(to be fair I think it does flash up a warning about keys not being in the car).

psychocandy
10th June 2013, 10:05
Went for bike ride once. Stuck bikes on back of my car, went to start point, planning to ride bikes home with family then get mrs to drive us back in her car to collect the car.

Of course, rode home, got to front door, and yes, you guessed it, she'd left her car keys in dashboard of my car.

Had to catch train/walk back to my car. (Too knackered to ride bike back!).

bobspud
10th June 2013, 10:21
Current car has got keyless ignition. Basically, you press a button and as long as the keys are in the car it'll start (i.e. in your pocket).

So regularly think tulipe, forgot something. But now of course I can leave engine running and go back and unlock the front door. Engine keeps running no problem with the keys out of the car.

I'm going to do it one day. Leave the keys in lock, drive to office. Of course, car wont restart without the keys which will then be 10 miles away.

(to be fair I think it does flash up a warning about keys not being in the car).

No it should cut out as soon as the keys are not in range...

Spacecadet
10th June 2013, 10:24
No it should cut out as soon as the keys are not in range...

that sounds too dangerous to be legal

bobspud
10th June 2013, 10:34
that sounds too dangerous to be legal

Hopefully its guaranteed near fatal. Because for most people its quite hard to keep the keys far enough away from the car to keep it locked. I know my dads car unlocks itself and can start in the garage if the keys are not at the oposite side of the house. That means its impossible to secure the car and thieves can get into the garage, start the car and drive it off without any problems and can disarm the car when they cat to their own lockup...

Ketchup
10th June 2013, 10:50
I once went to Tesco, did my shopping went outside to put it in the car and the car wasn't there, after spent a good while looking for it i went home to get my insurance details to report it stolen. Got to my drive, saw the car sitting there and realised I had walked to the supermarket.

d000hg
10th June 2013, 11:21
In the olden times we could all leave our doors unlocked, and not have to worry.I many (most?) places you probably still could TBH... how often does someone come and try your door?

xoggoth
10th June 2013, 11:49
I did once drive a company car to the airport to pick up an important client and then forgot where I parked it. As it wasn't my car I only had a vague idea what it looked like. I think he was most impressed by wandering around for 20 minutes.

Platypus
10th June 2013, 11:58
I once went to Tesco, did my shopping went outside to put it in the car and the car wasn't there, after spent a good while looking for it i went home to get my insurance details to report it stolen. Got to my drive, saw the car sitting there and realised I had walked to the supermarket.

Quality!

psychocandy
10th June 2013, 12:04
No it should cut out as soon as the keys are not in range...

I thought that but it doesnt. It just wont start again if keys out of range.

eek
10th June 2013, 12:05
I once went to Tesco, did my shopping went outside to put it in the car and the car wasn't there, after spent a good while looking for it i went home to get my insurance details to report it stolen. Got to my drive, saw the car sitting there and realised I had walked to the supermarket.

My Grandfather "gave" up driving when he had his car "stolen" from Tesco's. Insurance claim was made he got the cash and we suggested taxis for ever more.

We found the car in the Tesco car park 8 weeks later unmoved with the shopping still in the back of the car.

MyUserName
10th June 2013, 12:13
I many (most?) places you probably still could TBH... how often does someone come and try your door?

When I was at university in Cardiff this was a very common burgalry tactic because so many drunk students forgot to lock up when they stumbled home. It got to the point where the police would try front door and leave a note if they found it was unlocked.

d000hg
10th June 2013, 12:39
I once went to Tesco, did my shopping went outside to put it in the car and the car wasn't there, after spent a good while looking for it i went home to get my insurance details to report it stolen. Got to my drive, saw the car sitting there and realised I had walked to the supermarket.A friend did that, but in that case he'd left the car at work and walked home, and then couldn't find his car.

Nobody was surprised.

EternalOptimist
10th June 2013, 14:56
I was on a very stressful contract, about an hours drive from home. A few days before it ended, I landed an gig about an hours drive in the opposite direction.
After a really busy family weekend, still frazzled, I set off for my new gig.

When I got to the car park, I was amazed how similar the layout was to my previous gig.
So I picks me phone up, phones the agent, 'can you tell the new client I will be about two hours late today':emb

jmo21
10th June 2013, 15:03
My Grandfather "gave" up driving when he had his car "stolen" from Tesco's. Insurance claim was made he got the cash and we suggested taxis for ever more.

We found the car in the Tesco car park 8 weeks later unmoved with the shopping still in the back of the car.

Presume you had to refund the insurers?

eek
10th June 2013, 15:04
Presume you had to refund the insurers?

Offer on the car wasn't great. I think they got more at the auction.

Freamon
10th June 2013, 22:30
Hopefully its guaranteed near fatal. Because for most people its quite hard to keep the keys far enough away from the car to keep it locked. I know my dads car unlocks itself and can start in the garage if the keys are not at the oposite side of the house. That means its impossible to secure the car and thieves can get into the garage, start the car and drive it off without any problems and can disarm the car when they cat to their own lockup...

Even with the keys at the other end of the house...... Criminals find the key to car immobilisers - tech - 06 December 2010 - New Scientist (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827894.500-criminals-find-the-key-to-car-immobilisers.html)

Spacecadet
11th June 2013, 08:12
My Grandfather "gave" up driving when he had his car "stolen" from Tesco's. Insurance claim was made he got the cash and we suggested taxis for ever more.

We found the car in the Tesco car park 8 weeks later unmoved with the shopping still in the back of the car.

Good to see the police were thorough in their search for the stolen car

vetran
11th June 2013, 09:06
Good to see the police were thorough in their search for the stolen car

seriously you were surprised???

My little brother had a Ford Fester at UNI, after a heavy night he left it in the pub car park, it was gone the next morning. Anyway off to the Police who were suitably uninterested.

A few days later it was spotted at the local scraggs house having a new sunroof fitted (badly) with the same plates. Police were encouraged to go round and take the scrotes back to prison.

A few months later his car was stolen again, he asked them point blank "you don't think the same people nicked it?" , the cops replied "no", again it was spotted at the same house, it now had a new bumper. Police encouraged to go round...

Sunroof leaked until he got rid of it a few years later.